Nursery and Garden Centers
Large Independent Thriving Garden Center with Plant Leasing
Listing ID: GARDEN2
Year Established: 2002
Days & Hours of Operation: Seasonal
Reason For Sale: True Retirement
Listing Status: In Work-up
This business was founded in 2002 and focused on retail sales and has grown in product as well as service offerings to include commercial clients ever since. Today, the business offers visitors an almost park-like shopping experience offering everything from trees and shrubs to bird baths. Customers love visiting and shopping in its comfortable and inviting environment.
The experienced staff is comprised of long-term full-time employees. Many part-time employees return year after year to work through the busy season. The company has weathered the financial downturn with increasing year over year sales and is ready for another energetic owner to continue steering the business along its profitable path. Plant leasing/management, landscape design/build and permanent botanicals as well as floral design make this business unique. Event space and garden bar are enjoyed by customers. Top 5 rated garden center by Southern Living Magazine.
The competitive landscape is ideally situated for scaling this business to the next level (details upon NDA execution).
Historical Summary:The founder started with a leased greenhouse in the late nineties and relocated to the present location in the early 2000's. ENLIGN sold this business to the current owner who is now ready to retire. Products and services have been continually expanded year over year.
Of the 7 larger garden centers/nurseries in the area this business is located further from other competitors than any other. Since most businesses of this type generate the majority of their revenue from residences and businesses within a 10-mile radius this business is well located with a well-known brand and large retail and commercial client base.
The business ranks high in online organic search engine results for popular related keywords and phrases. The business has a pay-per-click (PPC) campaign that also is highly ranked. Social media ratings are well above average.
The website is up-to-date, informational, and easy to navigate.
Growth & Expansion:
This business is located in a thriving area of one of the Country's fastest-growing metros providing high sales volumes.
Opportunity exists for further expansion of the plant leasing business and sales of tropical plants. The addition of bulk mulch (to augment bagged products) would increase margins in this product category. Landscape design services could be expanded as well which would additionally drive incremental sales.
Jeff Snell, CM&AP, M&AMI, LCBI, ABI
Principal Broker – Raleigh, NC
Office: (919) 341-1100
Cell: (919) 624-1124
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2009 Caminos Drive, Raleigh, NC 27607Real estate agent's disclosure Form
Location: Central NC
Real-Estate: Owned for Lease
Facilities Type: Stand Alone
Monthly Rent: $20,000
Building Square Feet: 15,000
The business is located on over 5 gently rolling acres on a moderate traffic thoroughfare. The almost 15,000 square feet of well-maintained buildings showcase an impressive retail showroom, greenhouse, storage, and potting area. The site affords ample parking and easy ingress and egress for customers and vendors.
Full-time Employees: 15
Part-Time Employees: 5
Support & Training
Buyer should have general business experience and familiarity with basic accounting, employee, and vendor management as well as marketing experience.
A degree in horticulture or related studies would be a plus, but not required. Interest in soft scapes, hardscapes, and design is strongly encouraged. Retail experience would also be a bonus.
Support & Training:Seller will provide reasonable transition assistance at no additional cost. Part-time employment or ongoing consulting agreement may be possible.